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Sullivan Township, Tioga County
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Help Name the New Puppies
- Little Brothers
Joyce Tip Box -- December 2007 -
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The only way I can get photos is to hold them at arm's length
and shoot. Otherwise they move so fast I only get photos of their tails.
|This is the big guy - 2 pounds - Born February 2
||This is the little guy 1 and 5/8 pounds - Litter mate to big guy
These are genuine Mug Shots - Could be used in police lineup. Don't
they look like criminals?
Mama is a terrier-poodle mix and Papa is a chihuahua
If This all sounds familiar see the May
2003 Name the Kittens page - Those monster size cats were kitten
four years ago
Above: Barnum & Bailey approach the sleeping puppies with extreme
Right - Puppy approaches cats with no caution.
Help, Ma, that little black thing is going to kill us.
Next frame - cats running in terror.
Puppy Update -Friday - The puppies are caged and only let
out to play. Both nights they've slept without a peep from 6:30 PM until
I get up at 5 AM. That's the advantage of having two. One would peep and
whine all night, but two together are perfectly content. They are only
awake for 30 to 45 minutes at a time maybe five times a day. They sleep
the rest of the time. While they are awake they bounce around like popcorn.
|Tug of War with Shoe
|Above: The baby boys think Yoshi should be their mother
and follow on her heels. Yoshi thinks they are mice
and is not interested.
Right: Water break
Puppy - Cat Update -Saturday - The puppies are fine and the cats
are approaching recovery. Barnum will actually sit in the same room and
look at them while they are in the cage or even if they are out. But, if
they approach him he runs away. Bailey has suffered more. He stopped
eating. He finally started eating again if fed in a separate room. This
morning he finally ate in the same room with the puppies while they were
caged and sleeping. They are very interested in Yoshi and still think she
should be their mother. She brought them a toy yesterday, but the toy was
bigger and heavier than the puppies. It's the thought that counts.
As to Names, I am kind of leaning to Amos and Andy that Melva
sent in four years ago for the kitten naming project. Not decided yet.
I like to wait a while. I have named and renamed pets before, so want to
keep it open as long as I can. The first time the kittens went to the vet
they went as the red one and the blue one, so these little guys will probalby
go as the big one and the little one - or the fuzzy one and the smooth
one. When Sullivan, the calico cat [1996-2003] was a kitten I waited so
long to name her the vet threatened to name her for me.
April 3 - First trip to the Veterinarian:
went on record as Amos (the smooth one) and Andy (the Fluffy one). That
is subject to change, but it might be permanent. Andy had his shot first
and he set up such a screaming as you never heard. He kept screaming long
after the needle had been removed. No amount of consoling could silence
him. If anyone had been in the waiting room, they certainly would have
packed up their pets and left. He was weighed on the scales that are more
accurate than my food scale as 1 and 3/4 pounds (a quarter pound less than
my scale). Amos did a little better, He had just started to scream when
the needle was removed. He stopped screaming but was very agitated and
did not want me to give him back to the nasty woman who had done that to
him. Amos was weighed at One and a half pounds. They were not brave boys.
April 5 - The cats are getting used to the litle guys.
Little Amos had let it go to his head that he could chase those big cats
away-nearly ten times his size. However, now Barnum has become so used
to them he does not run very fast and Amos bumps into him some of the time.
I think the main problem is their lack of understanding of anatomy. They
think that four legged animals of that size should be sources of food and
don't understand the issue of their gender and species. The cats retreat
at this point, not because they are afraid of the pups, but because they
are such a nuisance to them. They are still so young they sleep most of
Hi Mama Joyce
Well if you have a Barnum & Bailey, surely you need a Gilbert and
Sullivan. Perhaps we should rename you Soft Touch. However I would have
wanted all five. You did well.
Always digging, Sue
I love the lower right picture of Barnum and Bailey eyeing the pup!
They do look afraid of the little ball of fur. My suggestion - Ink and
Lee Kinnan Fazzari
[No look about it. the cats are terrified but Barnum less than Bailey]
Good morning Joyce. Enjoy your new pets! Carol
dumb Joyce, and Dumber Joyce.. you didn't really take 2
for keeps did you?? Linda
Shirley is on the cats side..I can see now what you are
going to do with all your time.. hehe.. how come only one was after the
Hope you enjoy your 2 new babies. They are real cute and will
keep you busy I am sure. One keeps me busy. Have fun. Esther
Hi Joyce, What about LEWIS & CLARK?, they were
explorers? Gary Parker
Hi Joyce, They are real cute! How about Cesaer & Casper
as their names??? Donna Judge
I happened to stumble across your kitten names page and
from there found your puppy page. My suggestion - the Brave and the Braver
or Inky and Stinky. XD -Amber
They are WONDERFUL!! But, they do look a lot like
a scruffy local fellow that we ran into last night that almost got into
a brawl with our friend. I still have two goats to name so I'm in
a naming mode, and will add two puppies to the task. So far, only
one is named. Since the original does were named after Bob's aunts,
Lola Bea, Nola Bea and Irma, plus the one we named Wanna Bea because we
ran out of aunts to name her after, we named the first born this year Mini
Bea since she looks exactly like her mother except for one of her ears.
Between us, we surely have the bounciest happiest households around.
There's nothing like puppies and kittens. Sue
Good Morning, Joyce~ Thought I'd send my contribution!
How about "Frick" and "Frack"? Guila Sikes
The mug shot on the left, with the curly patch, CURLY and the one on
the right MOE. You will need to get another one to name LARRY, and
you will have the Three Stooges.
My husband said to name them ABBOTT and COSTELLO, or BUD and LOU.
Since they seem so curious you could name them SHERLOCK and WATSON
or HOLMES and WATSON. Seeing them makes me want to get a few.
My little 9 lb Bichon will be 17 years next Nov.
Hi Joyce. love your new pups. We had two sled
dogs with the names Wizard and Oz. "Wiz and
Oz" for your two little ones!
Paula Malikowski Outing, Mn.
p.s. Your site has helped me immensely. Thank you.
Hi Joyce, The puppies are adorable, How about Stan and
Ollie or Laurel and Hardy. [No Name Signed]
Oh my gosh. What a deal. Soon, you are going to have a
complete circus! My bets are on the cats. They have a look on their faces
like they are really planning on what to do with these new little creatures.
It should be fun watching the show! Did I tell you I have pups coming in
about 19 days!
Did you name them yet? The one on the left looks like a
darling little button and the one on the right looks ornery. How about
Patch and Partner. Or, Trigger and Partner. Enjoy all the fun!Charlene
Oh my! Thanks for the update. I didnít know you had little
furry things running around. You are developing quite a menagerie. What
fun. If youíre still looking for names, how about Hercules and Zeus? Enjoy
Yea!!! I am delighted and excited that you got the
puppies. Crazy, so many animals, but they will make you happy!!!
Hi Joyce, How about Attic and Treasure for where we find
all this great local history. Happy Spring! Peggy Spencer
Hi Joyce.....oh the joys the future holds for you!
At first I thought perhaps you should name the new puppies Double and Trouble
but my real suggestion is Brad(ford) and Ti(oga) or Brad and Ti for their
call names! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. I love your site and after many
years of "doing" genealogy your's ranks at the top as far as I am concerned!
Thanks for all you do.
The puppies are adorable! They look like they are
going to be something to handle in the months to come. I suggest
that they be called Bob and Gerald!
Or in keeping with the cats, the Cole Brothers, in which case I suppose
you could call them Circus and Sideshow. Dogs like names with S's!
[Bob and Gerald were brothers of my mother, uncles to me. To Veryl,
Bob was her father and Gerald her uncle.]
The puppies are adorable. It was great hearing from
you and with such great news. Since I am not clever with names (my cat
is named Kitty) I will just wait to see what you do name them. Deb
Those puppies are gona get a lot of love. They're adorable. They look
like muffy and tuffy to me.
Good Luck with them, Diana
I've been away from my computer all week so I'm just catching up.
Having seen the puppies I definitely vote for Hustle and Bustle (or
even Hustle and Muscle for the little one that chases the cats). Peggy
S. back in NJ
Dear Joyce, I do feel flattered to think that you
kept #2 choice for Barnum and Bailey in the back of your mind to use when
another set of pets came along ! And even if you do decide to change names
later ( you've had some really great suggestions !), I'll still feel somewhat
like a surrogate (grand ?) mother to those adorable little fellows.
And thank you for the wonderful photography ! Love, Melva C.
The Weigh In April 2
||Little Guys take turns killing each other. Two months old today.
||Andy and Amos, Sitting still after a nap.
Hustle & Bustle would be good names for them.
Site volunteer, Norma, who lives near me, just told me she went and
got their two brothers, so she is raising puppies, too. Hers are brown/black
mottled in color and are named Rusty and Dusty.
April 10 - Amos & Andy find some
new puppies and try to hunt them down and make friends.
|Left - Amos and his empty yogurt cup. I found. I own it.
Below - Andy steals the yogurt cup - big battle
April 20 Photos
||The puppies meet some new puppies in the mirror and hunt all over trying
to find them.
||The Lions lie down with the Lambs
Barnum & Bailey peacefully sharing the sunshine with Amos &
|Amos in transition. One ear popped into upright position yesterday
and one did not.
Sorry for the smudge on the lens.
I weighed them yesterday
Amos is up from 1 1/2 to slightly over 2 lbs.
Andy is up from 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 pounds.
30 APRIL - Second trip to vet and second shots. Amos weighs 2 pounds
3 ounces and Andy weighes 2 pounds 11 ounces.
|Andy & Amos potted up. After standing up straight as an arrow for
two and a half days, Amos' ear flopped back down to puppy position.
||Barnum thinks putting the puppies in a pot is a good idea. Andy
the Screamer, is also Andy the Climber so he is long gone. Poor little
Amos is too tiny to climb as well as his brother. He is always left on
the wrong side of the barriers that Andy can conquer.
May 20, 2007
||It finally happened- perfect peace. The cats let the puppies climb
on them, kiss them on the mouth, pull their hair, jump on their head -
for a while - then they give them a harmless cuff. Bailey and the baby
boys share a spot of sun.
At vet appointment yesterday, Amos is all the way up to 2 and a half
pounds, and Andy weighs 2 pounds 15 ounces - narrowing in on the BIG three
pound target. They are three and a half months old now.
Andy swallowed a paper clip last week and vomited too much, got dehydrated.
He had to have water injected subcutaneously and xrays to make sure there
was no more debris in there. He screamed as usual, screamed about the shot,
screamed because he did not want to lie on his side for the xray. They
know him at the vet's office as Andy, the screamer. He has recovered.
Andy is a climber, as well as a screamer, and
he can climb onto the couch - like a monkey as I say, like a cat as my
carpenter says, and like a squirrel as my book collaborator says. In any
case, not like a dog. He also can bark. They got new squawky dragons a
couple of days ago, and Andy was frightened of the squawk so he barked
at it all day. The next day he had overcome his fear and abused it all
day in spite of its incessant squawks. Today it is old history and lost.
|Barnum purrs to the tune of John Denver's old standby,
"Sunshine on my belly makes me happy."
|Amos' other ear gives stand up a try this time - but for how
It's been up two days which is all the other one achieved before collapsing
It's been about a month since the other ear tried.
Amos can neither climb nor bark. His strategy
is hopping, and hop as he might, he can not get on the couch. He is a very
polite little dog, so he just comes and quietly scratches on my leg until
I give him a lift onto the couch. Amos also has the ability to make sounds
for which there is no English word to describe. They both do yips, yaps,
screams, squeals and squeaks, but some of Amos' sounds have never been
made before in the history of the world, so they are indescribable.
|Toys are OK,
||but it's really more fun to chew on each other.
May 28 - FINAL shots at the vet. This time Amos screamed
worse than Andy. Amos made it to three pounds, and Andy is three and
a half pounds. They have doubled their weight in two months - Now four
June 03 - Two Ears Up
||Little Amos has been going around for a
while now with one chihuahua ear and one terrier ear, but
finally both ears are up !! He's a big boy now. He still does not stand
still, but I will get a less blurry photo some time. You can send congratulatory
emails to Amos through me. He can't read, of course, not yet, but I'll
read them to him.
Congrats on your ear standing up. Our Mom really thought it was
cute when you only had one standing - kind of like Clark Gable and his
one eyebrow! You and Andy are sure cute - can't wait to see you someday.
Buddy, Baby, and Bruno Cracraft
Dear little fellow, You show 'em, Amos ! Now you and Andy
must get busy and learn to read (maybe do some typing and formatting, too?)
. Love from Melva Calaman and Betsy
|Above -- Andy gives Barnum a kiss. Barnum just loves puppy kisses.
|Left --Andy, too, has developed an ears-up aspect - well more
or less. They go up and then lean forward. They did this a week or so ago
but I kept waiting for something else to happen. i guess this is it - up
|Weight Update - On the food scale, which is not as accurate
as the veterinarian's scale, Andy weighs 4 pounds and Amos is somewhere
between 3 1/4 and 3 1/2.
July 2, Five Months Old -- Amos 3 3/4 lbs. - Andy 4 1/2 pounds.
|Yoshi and the baby boys relax in the shade on a hot day.
It's amazing how tolerant the cats have become to the pups. If you can't
beat 'em, join 'em.
|Andy and Bailey share a chair - July 22
||Barnum and Amos relaxing
August 2 - Baby boys are six months old - weighed at vet's.
Amos 4 1/4 lb. Andy 5 pounds.
September 3, 2007 Seven
Months Old - New Sweaters
Amos and Andy model their new sweaters.They
are all ready for cold weather when it comes. You can get this and
other dog sweater patterns by searching Google under "knit dog sweater
pattern" I modified it somewhat by adding sleeves, ribbing the underpart
for snugger fit and using double pointed needles instead of making it in
two pieces. Amos' was the test piece and Andy's is the improved version.
Andy is about two inches longer than Amos.
Dog sweaters are expensive to buy, but for these little dogs, it only
takes a couple hours to make the sweater and probably less than 50 cents
worth of yarn.
Amos' is made with Red Heart Strata yarn which makes a very interesting
November 5, 2007 -- Pat MOTT Gobeas came over
today to get some site work and drop off some clippings. Her dog, Patsy,
is 18 and sick and won't be with her much longer, so we checked to see
if my neighbor had any more litters of puppies. She did. These are full
brothers of Amos and Andy - same mother - same father. Once again,. they
are so small Pat had to take two. They weigh 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 just as Amos
and Andy did when they first came here. Not named yet. Congratulations
to Pat on her new family members.
May 22, 2008 - Update Shots at vet for Amos and Andy - age 15 months- Weight:
Andy weighs 7 lb 6 oz and Amos weighs 5 lb 14 oz.
||Nap taking February 2010.
We do have more than one chair in the house, but this is a favorite,
Amos and Andy dogs are three years old this month.
Barnum & Bailey cats are six years old this month.
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